Source: Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 1st Jan 2003, (RP-90)
Somewhat austere but very successful for the vintage, Pichon-Lalande?s 1988 has a dark garnet color and an intriguing nose of compost, earth, black currants, licorice, and weedy tobacco. The wine is medium-bodied with a sweet, relatively expansive mid-palate and slightly rugged tannins in the increasingly attenuated finish. This wine has reached full maturity and should be drunk over the next 5-10 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2008. Last tasted, 5/02.
Drink Date: 2003 – 2008